Tuesday, March 25, 2014

No, No, No, Judge Joe Brown!

Washed up isn't the only thing keeping Judge Joe down.

Shelby County lockup got the former TV judge for acting a fool while trial was in session.

In March 2014, Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee and charged with five counts of contempt of court and getting "verbally abusive" during a child support case. He was sentenced to five days in jail, but was later released on his own recognizance.

In an interview with ABC News, Brown said that his arrest Monday, which he claimed never should have happened, has "reenergized" him, especially in his run for Shelby County D.A.

"I always used to be a hot shot about protecting people's rights," he said. "I was not happy to have my liberty detained even for 30 seconds. That's precious. It's not about the conditions of incarceration, it's about the loss of liberty."

Brown, 67, explained that the situation was "weird" because initially, he was just at the juvenile court to see how it was operating, as he's done with other courts in the area. However, when a woman approached him and asked him to take a look at her child support case, he said he felt obliged, due to a pledge he'd made to "protect womanhood and promote manhood."

"Then I almost felt nauseated looking at it," he said, adding that he believed the case never should have gone forward. "When I insisted that the woman's charges be dismissed. He started talking about, I'm not an attorney so-and-so. ... I said, 'You know it's wrong. ... You're better than this.'"

ABC US News | ABC Business News

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